The Reputational Minefield of COVID Relief for Independent Schools

August 5, 2020 | Chris Lukach, APR

COVID-related financial pressures are mounting for independent schools. Financial relief may be available again soon. But the odd, public phenomenon of “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) shaming” may have some organizations feeling scarred. In National Business Officers Association (NBOA)‘s Net Assets, AKCG President Chris Lukach, APR explores how organizations considering PPP relief can steel themselves against scrutiny and limit impact on their reputation.

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Meet AKCG’s Newest Team Member, Leonard Greenberger

August 4, 2020

Leonard Greenberger joined the AKCG team this summer as a senior counselor and the director of AKCG’s Washington, D.C. office. We sat down with Leonard to ask him a few questions about his professional journey, specifically surrounding his communications experience.

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A Roadmap to Reopening

July 7, 2020 | Chris Lukach, APR

In the latest edition of Philly Ad News, AKCG President Chris Lukach, APR and John Moscatelli, APR, Fellow PRSA provide a roadmap to reopening as returning to physical offices is a sensitive and pivotal decision fraught with reputational risk. Planning can help.

The decision to reopen your business – or, for those companies that weathered the virtual workplace landscape, the decision to return to a physical office – may be one of the most consequential decisions you’ll make for your business and your team in the foreseeable future.

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AKCG Welcomes Leonard Greenberger

July 6, 2020

AKCG – Public Relations Counselors (AKCG) today named Leonard S. Greenberger as Senior Counselor and head of the firm’s new Washington, D.C.-area office.

Greenberger, who has more than 25 years of experience as a public relations professional, will provide AKCG’s clients with strategic planning, crisis communications and issues management counsel, as well as with risk communication, crisis communications, and media training services. He also will work to grow AKCG’s presence in the nation’s capital.

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How to Support Your Team in a Virtual Setting

July 1, 2020 | Darrah L. Pilieri, APR

Several public relations agencies across the country have returned to working in their offices, but many of us remain working from home. Until we return to the in-office setting, it is important to continue investing in building vibrant relationships among a team – even virtually.

Providing a psychologically safe place for your colleagues is of paramount importance – not only for employee engagement and morale, but also for employee retention. But, how do you do that effectively in a virtual setting over a prolonged period?

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